To The People


To the people who view my blog regularly, or at all, thank you very much for your support. I appreciate you more than anything, especially because most of you are people that are close to me. However, my blogging that occurs for this site will be pretty limited for the coming months because of the awesome opportunity that I was given to intern/blog for Complex Magazine. Rather than posting music here, I will be posting music regularly for the Complex blog. Whether or not you care about me blogging for them, you should check out their website and magazine, because both are awesome. Anyway, I will blog every once in a while for In The Headphones, but here are some links to the Complex sites that you might find interesting:

Complex website: http://complex.com
Complex blog posts: http://complex.com/news
Complex MUSIC blog posts: http://complex.com/music
Complex blog posts by ME: http://www.complex.com/author/eric-michels

Thank you again to those that have been reading/viewing In The Headphones. I am very proud of this site that I created several months ago, and I will continue to post music on it every so often (and more than that in the future).


Sade – The Moon And The Sky (Remix) (feat. Jay-Z)

Shawn Carter is unsurprisingly the first rapper to ever collaborate with Sade. The result is awesome. This is also produced by Drake’s right-hand-man Noah “40” Shebib, which is ironic because Drizzy had publicly stated a desire to work with the British singer.

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Ab-Soul – Rapper Shit (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

A 6 minute rapping extravaganza from Solo & K-Dot. These dudes go in for ab-soul-utely no reason, considering this track was left off of Long Term Mentality. But I am not complaining, and neither should you.

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STS – The People [Video]

This track, off Slim’s mixtape Demand More 2, was produced by Sean C & LV and it is one of the first songs that convinced me of his lyrical skill. And overall he is just a dope artist, as exemplified by this video.


Thurz – Los Angeles

We haven’t heard much solo music from this half of U-N-I, but this song is niiiiiiiiiice. Hard drums and a crazy trumpet sample. I just hope Thurz & Y-O haven’t split up U-N-I, because together they create classic material. However, this will definitely do for now.

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Chiddy Bang – Heatwave (feat. Mac Miller)

Well this is an unsurprising and gratifying collaboration. These youngins are all doing their thing, and this song displays what they all do best- Mac & Chiddy spit real well over a beat with an ill sample from Xaphoon ==> FTW! Shouts to my girl rgindz for the hook up.

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Donnis – Ford Mustang

Donnis doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He is a good rapper, and he has nice beat selection. He was reasonably upset when XXL shit on his past year of work in their most recent issue. Hopefully his upcoming mixtape (that drops on April 12th) Southern Lights will display his talent and potential. For now, this track off the project is a good example. Don’t sleep, because he is going to succeed whether the haters like it or not. And because sleep is the cousin of death.

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